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Archive for December 2010

Tired? the Bed Chair Will Get You Fired

Tired? the Bed Chair Will Get You Fired
Back in the days when I had a “real job,” I used to get some dirty looks for surfing the web on my breaks. My boss was an a-hole and wanted us to skip those breaks.

Yoomi: the iPad’s “Magical Friend”

Yoomi: the iPad’s “Magical Friend”
I would really like to know how this odd Yoomi Duo game for the iPad works. The thing has a hardware component that is a game piece dispenser that sits on the screen of your iPad.
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Proverbial Wallet Gets Harder to Open as You Run Out of Green

Proverbial Wallet Gets Harder to Open as You Run Out of Green
I found out the hard way in college that you could use your debit card to get money even if you are out of cash. Most banks will let you go over what you have in the account in an effort to “help you” and gather overdraft fees at the same time.

Zombies and Riverboats: the Survival Guide to the Upcoming Zombie Apocalypse

Zombies and Riverboats: the Survival Guide to the Upcoming Zombie Apocalypse
This is the SS Huckleberry, and one of only four entries in the 2010 Zombie Safe House Competition. When you think about it, it makes a lot of sense going on the rivers, since zombies will probably have trouble eating you if they have to swim.

Swap Rebel Secret Agent Watch: the Touchscreen Phone Watch You’Ve Been Waiting for Your Whole Life?

Swap Rebel Secret Agent Watch: the Touchscreen Phone Watch You’Ve Been Waiting for Your Whole Life?
Come on, admit it, you’ve wanted a phone watch since you were a kid. Heck, I wanted a TV watch, a video game watch, etc. There’s something über-cool about having the world around your wrist. Well, this USB phone watch, which also comes with GPS, might be worth a look.

Deep Space Bed Looks Awesome, Costs a Small Fortune

Deep Space Bed Looks Awesome, Costs a Small Fortune
Looking for the perfect gift for your child? Well here’s an idea, get them a new bed. I know what you’re thinking, a kid is going to get as excited about a new bed as they would a pair of socks on Christmas morning.

Nexus S Officially Unveiled via Worst Commercial of the Year

Nexus S Officially Unveiled via Worst Commercial of the Year
Last week, Google officially announced their second smartphone, the Nexus S. The phone features a 4-inch curved glass screen, a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird CPU, 512MB of RAM and 16GB of Flash storage. The Nexus S will also be the first phone to come with Gingerbread – the latest version of the Android OS – pre-installed.

Flix on Stix: Rent Moviez Using Flash Drivez or SD Cardz

Flix on Stix: Rent Moviez Using Flash Drivez or SD Cardz
The Flix on Stix scheme is simple: customers bring their own USB drive or SD card to a kiosk and rent a digital copy of the movie/s they want. Payment is made via credit card. The files will then delete themselves when the specified number of days are up.

Ham-Boning Robot Will Gut You Alive if You’re Not Careful

Ham-Boning Robot Will Gut You Alive if You’re Not Careful
Okay, I’m really scared now. There is now a robot that is fully capable of deboning a ham – all on its own.

Stormtroopers Invade South Beach

Stormtroopers Invade South Beach
I’m not sure exactly what brought this on, but a bunch of Stormtroopers were recently spotted hanging out at a building in Miami Beach. Why? Why not, I say. Apparently, these wacky hi-jinx are the work of  MR.

Gymygym Ergonomic Office Chair Helps Geeks Get Fit

Gymygym Ergonomic Office Chair Helps Geeks Get Fit
I am a purist when it comes to getting exercise. I don’t really want to do it in the house because someone always bothers me and interrupts my workout. I prefer to go to the gym to get it done.

Geek Hides Printed Time Capsule on Back of Light Switch Plate

Geek Hides Printed Time Capsule on Back of Light Switch Plate
My wife says I am too picky when it comes time to buy things. I am not a fan of used anything. We bought a new house, new cars, I’d rather buy new clothes than anything hand me down or borrowed.

Tony Hawk Tries to Ride Skateboard With 630hp V8

Tony Hawk Tries to Ride Skateboard With 630hp V8
If you have never driven in a vehicle that had a lot of power under foot you might not know hard it is to keep a car in a straight line if you take off fast.

Audiobot Speaker Wears Ski Hat to Keep Its Sounds Nice, Warm and Muffled

Audiobot Speaker Wears Ski Hat to Keep Its Sounds Nice, Warm and Muffled
If you’re at the point that you need your computer accessories to get dressed up, then you’ve got a problem. Sure I like hats, but putting one on a USB speakers seems slightly strange to me.

Crystalroc Bedazzles Your Galaxy Tab, Doesn’T Make the Tab Any More Interesting

Crystalroc Bedazzles Your Galaxy Tab, Doesn’T Make the Tab Any More Interesting
For a mere £999 (appx. $1,566 USD) you can purchase this bedazzled Samsung Galaxy Tab from Crystalroc. Crystalroc specializes in this kind of thing, kind of what Colorware does for colored gadgets, they do with crystals.

Sony Bravia HDTV has Built-in PS2: Because the PS2 Outputs in HD. Oh Wait.

Sony Bravia HDTV has Built-in PS2: Because the PS2 Outputs in HD. Oh Wait.
Oh Sony. Sometimes you act like Brando. Your first generation PS3s are much better than the latter ones in terms of features. I think aside from the latest iPod Nano, the PS3 is the only major electronic product I know of that devolved as the years progressed.
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